Missouri Western State University Graduate School

Missouri Western State University (referred to as MWSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Saint Joseph, MO.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of MWSU is $7,735 for Missouri residents and $12,505 for out-of-state students. The school has 182 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 4,023 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Missouri Western State University (referred to as MWSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Saint Joseph, MO.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1923 - Current[Estimated Date]).
MWSU Directory Information
School NameMissouri Western State University (MWSU)
Address4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, MO 64507
Phone816-271-4200
Webhttps://www.missouriwestern.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/apply-for-admission
Financial Infohttps://www.missouriwestern.edu/finaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of MWSU is $7,735 for Missouri residents and $12,505 for out-of-state students. The school has 182 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 4,023 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 82 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate and Master's. Among them, 8 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$12,505
$7,735 for Missouri Residents
Student Population182
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate and Master's
Number of Programs82 graduate programs
(8 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at MWSU is $7,735 for Missouri residents and $12,505 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $395 for Missouri residents and $660 for out-of-state students.
MWSU offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Missouri Residents$7,735
Out-of-State$12,505
Tuition per Credit Hour
Missouri Residents$395
Out-of-State$660
MWSU offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)8 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Missouri Western State University is $7,735 for Missouri residents and $12,505 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.52% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Missouri ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$6,828$542$11,005$504
2019-2020$7,188$542$11,581$504
2020-2021$6,534$512$11,700$512
2021-2022$6,840$618$11,700$618
2022-2023$7,110$625$11,880$625
The graduate school tuition & fees of MWSU is relatively inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Missouri. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Missouri graduate tuition is $17,382 (public) / $13,756 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Missouri Western State University$7,735$12,505
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Missouri Graduate Schools$12,498$15,001
Public$9,459$17,382
Private$13,756
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $13,070 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at MWSU.
On-campus living costs are increased by 1.55% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,070. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.55% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$8,950$2,665$8,950$2,665
2019-2020$9,125$2,665$9,125$2,665
2020-2021$10,030$2,670$10,030$2,670
2021-2022$10,200$2,670$10,200$2,670
2022-2023$10,200$2,870$10,200$2,870
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $395 for Missouri residents and $660 for other students at Missouri Western State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 1.54% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Missouri ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$341$611
2019-2020$359$643
2020-2021$363$650
2021-2022$380$650
2022-2023$395$660

Graduate Programs at MWSU

Missouri Western State University offers 21 graduate programs for Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 99 students have completed their study at Missouri Western State University.
Offered Degrees at Missouri Western State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree14391
Post Bachelor's Degree738
Total21699
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Missouri Western State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor program with 4 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 40 completers.
Missouri Western State University offers 21 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 99 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 91 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 8 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) --
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia--
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences (other)--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1-
Education [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Educational Evaluation and Research15-
Engineering Technology [+] 3 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management3-
English Language and Literature [+] 1 completers-
Rhetoric and Composition1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] --
Biological and Physical Sciences--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)-$36,000
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 8 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management8-
Physical Sciences [+] (1 completers) --
Chemistry--
Chemistry (other)--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 5 completers-
Forensic Science and Technology5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Nursing Administration18-
Business [+] 40 completers-
Business Administration and Management40-
Total91
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) --
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia--
English Language and Literature [+] 4 completers-
Rhetoric and Composition4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] --
Forensic Science and Technology--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] --
Nursing Administration--
Business --
Total8

Graduate Student Population at MWSU

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 182 students enrolled into Missouri Western State University graduate schools where it has total 4,023 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 14 full-time and 168 part-time graduate students. By gender, 69 male and 113 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total18269113
Full-time1468
Part-tme16863105
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 131 White (71.98%), 14 Black/African American (7.69%), 1 Hispanic (0.55%), 6 Asian (3.30%), and 30 students with other races. 9 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total18269113
American Indian/Native American202
Asian615
Black/African American14104
Hispanic101
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1314487
Two More1596
Un-Known413
Non-resident Alien945
Missouri Western State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 76 graduate students (41.76% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 68 graduate students (37.36% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total182
Enrolled Online Exclusively76
Enrolled Some Online Courses68
Not in Online Courses38
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Missouri Western State University. 74 students are aged 20 to 24 (40.66% of total students), 9 students are aged above 50 (4.95%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Missouri Western State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total18269113
Age 20-21202
Age 22-24723438
Age 25-29421824
Age 30-3419811
Age 35-3917512
Age 40-4921219
Age 50-64927

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